“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself, and only herself.” Maya Angelou, American author, poet and civil rights activist
Although Maya Angelou uses a feminine descriptor I feel her quote can apply to everyone. Being in harmony with our spirit can feel like a river flowing. Imagine watching a river. How does it flow? Up or down? Does it stop when it encounters obstacles or goes around? Watching a river flow can bring a sense of peace can’t it? Have you ever tried to swim against the natural current of a river? It’s pretty challenging isn’t it? It takes a lot of strength and endurance. It doesn’t feel good to me. Some people may say, “Be the flow” while others may say, “Determine your own flow.” How do you feel about going with the flow?
Why has this come up for me? As I meditated this week I became aware of some opportunities to release control of the outcomes. So subtle I didn’t see them at first. A deeper layer was revealed as I used Lyssa Royal Holts’ Galactic Heritage Cards. I was reminded that fluidity is a natural state of consciousness and change is a constant and more is coming. July 17th brings a New Moon and more opportunity to release old stuff and open to receive new beginnings. More change! Author and speaker Sylvester McNutt has said that “Sometimes everything hits you all at once. You lose a relationship, change jobs, old friends go and new friends come. It’s up one day and down the next. You have it all together on Monday and by Thursday you don’t have a clue. Life is one big wave and all we can do is flow, adapt and transform with it all.” How we respond to change creates our experience. We can resist or we can adapt and transform. It’s a choice we can make.
I love using water images during my inward journeys. Watching waves come in and out at the ocean is one of my favorites. Following the current rather than swimming against it is more peaceful and harmonious. Sitting on the shore of a lake, notice how the water moves. Nature offers so many examples of fluidity and change. Canadian author and speaker Danielle LaPorte has said that “Going with the flow is responding to cues from the universe. When you go with the flow, you’re surfing Life Force. It’s about wakeful trust and total collaboration with what’s showing up for you.” This week I’m choosing to change, transform, and transmute any illusions of control that show up! I’m choosing to be more fluid and ride the waves of change so that I don’t react, I respond and choose consciously and thoughtfully. I’m choosing to go with the flow more consciously! How about you?
As the heat wave continues this week please hydrate more than usual. Stay as cool as possible. Perhaps check in with your friends and family as well! I’m holding space for you and sending lots of love to each one of you!
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